Irma Gail Hatcher

Irma Gail

 

 

Three Hour Classes:

      Hand Quilting Techniques -- All Levels

        Participants learn proper way to make quilting stitch, stipple quilting, trapunto, and more. Students receive a pattern before class so that design can be marked on muslin before class. Quilting designs and how to use them are also discussed. Special Needs for class: Chalk board, Chalk, eraser, table and chair, and a quilt rack.

      Basic Applique -- Beginners

        Participants learn basic finger press method of applique; learn to applique pointed leaf, and yo-yo flowers.
        Special Needs for class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, ironing board, iron, table and chair, and a quilt rack (If available).

      Basic Applique with Trapunto and 3-D Flowers -- All Levels

        Participants will learn finger pressed method of applique. They will learn a method of trapunto (stuffed work), applique a leaf with a point, make folded rosebud and yo-yo flower.
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.

      Designing Your Own Traditional Quilt -- All Levels

        Participants study award winning designs; work with one, two, and three block designs and borders to go with them; My 10 point design checklist will be discussed. Students will draw quilt blocks on graph paper. Quilting designs are also discussed. Students should have some practice in drawing quilt blocks on graph paper.
        Supply Fee: $2.00 Special Needs for Class: Projector which holds regular Kodak Slide Carousel, chalk board, chalk, eraser, and table and chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.


Six Hour Classes:

      3-D Applique -- All Levels

        Participants learn basic finger press applique in addition to stuffed applique, yo-yos, gathered flower, folded rose, and ruching. A pattern is given to participants before class so that design can be marked on background fabric before class.
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, ironing board, iron, spray starch, table and chair for me, quilt racks for hanging.

      Ruched Heart -- All Levels

        Participants learn basic applique and learn to turn points; applique a bias strip, a rose, yo-yo flowers. and ruche a heart shape. The heart in this class is a smaller version of the one in More Conway Album Blocks - Hearts.
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, table and chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.

      3-D Applique/Dogtooth Border -- All Levels

        Participants learn basic applique, ruche a flower, make yo-yo flowers, folded rose buds in a bow-tied design as well as applique a dog-tooth border around it. Special Needs for Class: Chalk Board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.

      Appliqued Basket with 3-D Blooms -- All Levels

        Participants learn to weave a basket using bias strips. Bias strips are basted down and then appliqued. Basket is filled with ruched flower, yo-yos, and folded rose buds. Techniques are found in More Conway Album Blocks-Baskets.
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk Board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.

      Sunflower Surprise -- All Levels

        Participants will learn to applique a stem and a leaf, ruche the center of a sunflower, fold the sunflower's petals, and sew borders to a small wall hanging. Flower fabrics in different colors will produce flowers other than sunflowers. Sewing Machine required.
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.

      Mystery Quilt -- All Levels

        Participants will use fusable web method of applique to create a fabric picture. Lots of fun! Parts of the picture are given out progressively during the day. Students share fabrics and learn about composition, color, and design in the process.
        Special Needs for Class: Chalkboard, chalk, eraser, table, chair, quilt racks for hanging quilts, iron and ironing board.

      Blue Birds -- All Levels

        Participants will learn finger-press method of appliqué; learn to turn perfect points; make stuffed circles, yoyos; and get help in color choices.  Irma Gail's book More Conway Album Blocks-Blue Birds, is the soruce for this class.  Students will make Bluebird.  Books may be ordered from Irma Gail for $15.00 plus $1.75 postage or they may be purchased at a quilt shop.  Irma Gail will bring some books to class.  
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.

      Baltimore Album Style Blocks -- 6 hr. classes -- All Levels

        Participants will structure a Baltimore Album style block by placing several different flowers and leaves in a circle, cross spray, heart, or square design and then will learn applique techniques to complete the block. 
        Special Needs for Class: Chalk board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.


    Two to Four Day Classes:

        Techniques in Conway Album (I'm Not From Baltimore) Quilt -- 2 Day Class -- All Levels

          Participants learn finger press applique, perfect ovals & circles, stuffed applique, yo-yos, ruching, gathered flower, folded rosebuds, and appliqued dogtooth border. Pattern will be sent early.
          Special Needs for Class: Iron, ironing board, spray starch, chalk board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts.

        Baltimore Album Style Blocks -- All Levels

          Participants learn fingerpress applique, many 3-dimensional techniques including ruching, yo-yos, gathered petals, folded rosebuds, blue bells, ribbon flowers, stuffed circles, and more. All of these techniques will be used to create a beautiful Baltimore Album style block.
          Special Needs for Class: Iron, ironing board, spray starch, chalk board, chalk, eraser, table & chair for me, quilt racks for hanging quilts if available.


    My lectures Include:

        Quilt Designs: What to Put Where

          Ideas are presented to show how to come up with designs which can be used to quilt a particular quilt. Slides are also shown. Members of the audience are invited to bring quilt tops for quilting design considerations.
          Special Needs for Lecture: Slide Projector that fits a regular Kodak Carousel, microphone, table, and quilt racks.

        Designing your Own Traditional Quilt

          Slides show award winning quilts, and we examine why they are such good designs. my 10 point design check list will be discussed.
          Special needs for Lecture: Slide Projector that fits a regular Kodak Carousel, microphone, table, and quilt racks.

        Slides of my Quilts

          Slides show progression of quilts from the first one to the last one plus pictures of my home and studio.
          Special Needs for Lecture: Slide Projector that fits a regular Kodak Carousel, microphone, table, quilt racks for hanging quilts.


    Charges for Classes: 3 Hour workshops are $450.00 each and 6 hour workshops are $600.00 each. Two day classes are $1200.00; three day classes are $1800; and four day classes are $2400. Class size for all classes is limited to 25.

    Charges for Lectures: $500. Lectures are about an hour long. Special needs: microphone and a table, in addition to a slide projector that fits a regular Kodak Carousel for slide lectures. I will bring quilts--2 or more quilt racks for hanging quilts would be useful.

    Charges for workshops and lectures are in addition to costs of travel and expenses. If I drive, I charge $.50 per mile. If I fly, there will be a mileage of $39.00 to the airport, a parking fee of $7.50 per day, and miscellaneous expenses of $10.00, plus any meals needed during the trip. I would be willing to stay in private homes of quilters (non-smoking, please), and I love children and pets; or I will stay in a motel. I require a private bedroom.

 


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